It’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others and that’s definitely one thing I’ve always struggled with. Sometimes doing so is motivating, but at the same time, it can also be discouraging as it might just end up making you feel like you will never be as successful/rich/pretty/etc. as others. Because of this realization, I’m constantly trying to make sure I focus on doing what I like and what I’m passionate about, rather than doing things only because other people expect you to or because you think, “Maybe if I do this, I will be more popular!”. One thing I’ve tried to focus on this week is Continue reading
Usually when I put together an outfit, jewelry is the thing I put on once I figure out what I’m wearing. But today, it was the complete opposite as I searched for something to wear with this amazing Princess Leia necklace. As I tried to look for something a little more “proper”, I ended up going with this peter pan collared dress to complete the look. I’m definitely a big fan of peter pan collars – and mixed with some vintage inspired jewelry, it’s a nice balance between a little Wednesday Addams youthfulness and old-era fashion.
I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but I’m always in the mood to make things during this time. Sure, I work on cosplay throughout a lot of the year, but once Halloween is over, I tend to take a long break from costume making and focus on other crafts, whether they are Haunted Mansion inspired wreaths or Gingerbread AT-ATs. Today’s project came about after realizing I had too many clothes and too many black pullovers. I suddenly had the idea to turn my plain black sweatshirt into something more geeky and festive for the holidays and thus the Stormtrooper Christmas sweater was born!
Ever since I found this Hoth inspired “ugly Christmas sweater”, I haven’t been able to stop wearing it. My favorite Star Wars vehicle just happens to be an AT-AT and after some confusion as to why there was an AT-ST on the sweater, I later found out that they do in fact make a brief appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. So in the end, all was right in the Star Wars world and I was once again content with my new Christmas sweater. I am finding as many excuses as I can to wear this as much as possible this season, which includes at least one holiday party where I’ll be wearing this outfit. There may be a lot going on from top to bottom, but I figure with the holidays, people will understand. :)
Perhaps I’ve been in the mood to wear preppy, uniform inspired clothing lately, but with Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to also share this amazing R2D2 tie that I picked up on my last trip to Disneyland. I knew I had to buy this (if not for my husband, then for myself) probably because I rarely see these type of accessories. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Star Wars fan (guy or girl), then this might just be it. As for how to wear it? For the girls, forget about wearing this with a collared shirt and just go casual over a tee! And for the guys, pair it with your favorite Star Wars cuff links. Happy gift giving!
All I wanted to wear in the early/mid ’90s was plaid. I remember wearing giant flannel shirts all the time, especially ones my dad had gotten from Eddie Bauer – those were my favorites! Flannel always seems to make it’s way around again when the weather gets cold and a plaid flannel is a great piece to wear over any old t-shirt, especially when you’re tired of wearing a cardigan! It definitely has a more rocker/lumberjack vibe so make sure you balance out the rest of the outfit. Be sure to scroll down for some great plaid flannel options!
If you’ve ever thought about the uniforms of the Imperial Officers in the Star Wars universe (because who hasn’t), you might not be surprised to find out their designs were based on the uniforms worn by the Nazis (thanks to my friend Betty for this useful trivia!) This sometimes all black and intimidating uniform was the first thing I thought of when I got a hold of this amazing long sleeve faux leather dress. With clean lines and a futuristic cut, this is an easy day to night dress that works especially well in the colder seasons. This dress will definitely command attention, even from the dark side.